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Summer Madness: The Audible Doctor Talks “The Summer Tape”, Sampling, Cassettes & Working With Fredro Starr


The Audible Doctor is the versatile emcee/ producer of the Brown Bag Allstars collective out of Brooklyn, NY. Last month the Wisconsin native, also known for producing Joell Ortiz’s “Battle Cry,” put out an impressive 7-track EP that features nothing but soul-sampling production from The Audible Doctor, as well as rhymes from himself and guests Guilty Simpson, Oddisee, Edo G and more. The Summer Tape serves as the second offering in a four-part series and the follow up to January’s The Winter Tape. I recently chopped it up with The Audible Doctor about his latest project and others he has in the making, sampling, his journey to New York, and much more.

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Photo Finish: Photographer FISDJ Talks Shooting Rapsody’s “She Got Game” Cover, Camera Phones & More


On Tuesday, Rapsody releases her highly anticipated DJ Drama-hosted She Got Game mixtape, and if you check it out, the first thing you’ll see is the work of Sammer Abdel-Khalek a.k.a FISDJ. He’s the photographer who snapped Ms. Evans sitting atop the 10-foot high rim for the mixtape cover, and has become an integral part of the North Carolina hip hop scene from behind the lens. 2words The Top caught up with FISDJ to talk about working on the She Got Game cover, other projects he’s taken on throughout the years and throughout the globe, and the profound story of how he chose the name FISDJ.

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Director’s Cut: Drew Rosensweig Breaks Down Soul Khan’s “Morning Alone” Video


Soul Khan’s latest video, for “Morning Alone” off of the Psalm EP is a devoid of the typical hanging on the block, walking around town, working in the studio, or partying with women and money storylines present in hip hop videos, so it might be a little difficult to follow. Shoot, even Soul Khan himself is absent from the video. So we went and got director Drew Rosensweig to explain his concept and some of the symbolism present in the “Morning Alone” visuals, and while he notes that he thinks everyone should be able to have their own interpretation, below is what he had to say.

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“ManMade” Movement: Zo! Talks Phonte, Driving With The Radio Off, and His New Album

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Zo! does it all.  Keys, drums, bass; rich, two-step-inducing recordings; and a slamming live show that’s been touring the United States since its release late May. With upbeat songs like “Count To Five” & “We Are On The Move”, and the chilled out “Tell Me Something New” and title track “ManMade”, “The Train” that ManMade takes you on will have you “Making Time” for a second listen on a relaxing afternoon at home, or during travels “Out In The World.”

On a day where Zo! was feeling a little under the weather, the hardworking and talented Foreign Exchange Music-artist graciously spoke with 2words The Top about some of ManMade‘s highlights, and elements that made the album possible.

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Slum Village: LIVE With Guests Questlove, Skyzoo & Rapper Big Pooh (Video)


Last night at B.B. Kings, Illa J and T3 of Slum Village descended upon New York City and brought guests Skyzoo, Rapper Big Pooh, and Questlove of The Roots came through too to spin a set J Dilla instrumentals remade by Brother Question and the Legendary Roots Crew. More 2words The Top exclusive footage after the jump.

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Exclusive Interview: Signif Talks Milwaukee Hip Hop, XXL Freshmen List & How She Got Her Name

Signif is a dope up-and-coming emcee originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who currently spends most of her time living in New York, and happens to be a female.

When you hear a high pitched, confident delivery over hard, yet soulful beats, that’s Signif. I recently chopped it up with the emcee about her Embracing Rejection project, how she’s been influenced, and even got her to share a funny story about her struggles when she first started performing.

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Intelligent Design: Compilation Mixtape Presented By 2words The Top x FamCo. Clothing

2words The Top, along with FamCo. Clothing and sponsors DJ Booth and RefinedHype, is extremely proud to present this body of work featuring some of the hottest up and coming talent in the hip hop game today. While nobody on the project is a household name yet, you can be sure to hear at least a few of the names a lot in the future.

But in the present, this is your chance to enjoy a collection of dope music that’s surprising cohesive for a compilation mixtape with the goal of putting out dope music that will get burn on your iPod, and is also positive, with thought put into it. The  project includes exclusive tracks from the likes of K-Hill, S. Gold, FSM, SkyBlew and much more. Down below click the link to get your fix of fresh new hip hop.

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Upcoming Project: 2words The Top x FamCo. Clothing Present “Intelligent Design” (4.4.12)

2words The Top is collaborating with North Carolina-based clothing company FamCo. Clothing to present to you the “Intelligent Design” compilation mixtape with some of the dopest up and coming emcees in the game. The project will also be co-sponsored by the good folks at DJ Booth and RefinedHype.

The whole project drops April 4, with the first offering dropping at this Tuesday, March 20. The mixtape will feature the likes of SkyBlew, Blax, K. Sparks, RoQ’y TyRaiD, and MORE.



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